Syndicate content
The famed Louvre museum in Paris, undated
05/02/2016 - FRANCE - IRAN

Louvre inks historic deal with Iran on archaeology, exhibits

The Louvre has signed an historical agreement with Iran that clears the way for renewed cultural and scientific cooperation with France.
Arts funding in the Gulf region
03/02/2016 - International report

Arts funding in the Gulf region

The Persian Gulf region is famous for its flashy mega-projects. The United Arab Emirates in particular has received a lot of attention over the past few years for its Louvre and Guggenheim museums.
27/01/2016 - France

Deneuve, Depardieu lead Cesar nominations

French acting legends Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert were nominated on Wednesday for Cesar Awards.
Stour Valley with Dedham Churchn another painting by Constable from the series
27/01/2016 - France

French family demands the return of Constable painting

A French family has taken legal steps in Switzerland to recover a painting by the master English landscape painter John Constable.
French President François Hollande at the official opening of the Unterlinden museum in Colmar, eastern France
23/01/2016 - FRANCE - Switzerland

Hollande recruits culture to anti-terrorism fight at opening of revamped Alsace museum

French President François Hollande declared culture a weapon in the fight against terrorism on Saturday when opening a revamped museum with a collection of Renaissance masterpieces in Alsace.

20/01/2016 - Africa: Stories in the 54

Abuja-based publishing house Cassava Republic opens UK office, interview

Cassava Republic Press, one of the continent’s prominent publishing houses, speaks to RFI about new books slated to come out this year, as well as their new UK launch.
A portrait  of Marwan Barghouti on israel's separation wall near Ramallah on the West Bank
15/01/2016 - France - Israel - Palestine

Paris press freedom fund-raiser auction scrapped under Israeli pressure

French newspaper Libération and press-freedom campigners Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have cancelled a fund-raising auction because Israel's Paris embassy demanded that one of the works be excluded.

French cartoonist Riad Sattouf, who was among the nominees this year, announced his withdrawal from the prize after the shortlist was revealed to include no women
08/01/2016 - FRANCE

Angoulême festival throws out shortlist after backlash

France’s Angoulême international comics festival has scrapped its shortlist of 30 nominees amid criticism that it contained not a single female artist.

Agrippine, the heroine created by well-known French cartoonist Claire Bretécher-Dargaud
06/01/2016 - FRANCE

Angoulême comics festival faces vote boycott as no women nominated for prize

France's annual comics festival faces a boycott call because not one woman features among the 30 nominees for its annual prize this year.
Two men stand next to a street art graffiti by elusive British artist Banksy representing Steve Jobs, founder and late CEO of Apple, at the migrant camp known as the "Jungle" in Calais, northern France, on December 12, 2015
12/12/2015 - France-UK

Street artist Banksy depicts ex-migrant Steve Jobs in Calais Jungle

Renowned street artist Banksy has painted a series of frescoes at the infamous "Jungle" camp in Calais, northern France, including one showing late Apple founder Steve Jobs migrating from ...